Filipino Fridays #3: Reading Habits and Book Formats
Majority of my reading time happens in the morning while having breakfast and at night before going to bed. I occasionally bring whatever I am reading and read it in the car, although reading in a moving vehicle is bad, I know. Meh. I find it nice to always have a book in my bag so that I can just resume reading whenever I find me some free time.
I can't read when I lack sleep. I prefer hard covers if only money was of no object. I like my books to be in the same condition as when I bought it. So, if it's brand new, no spine creases, dog ears, scribbles or dents, to the exasperation of my sister and cousin who borrows books from me. I am also, into the old habit of wrapping them in plastic. I also seem to not remove the price tags of the books that I buy, for fear of ruining the cover.
I have had a long standing debate about whether I should acquire an e-reader and about my feelings towards e-books vs printed ones. After much deliberation, I still go for printed ones. I love seeing the wonderful book covers and actually flipping the pages. Plus, they seem to be generally cheaper than e-books and most especially since I can get them used, resulting in an even lower price. I am not saying that I won't read e-books because I would but I don't think I'll be investing in an e-reader anytime soon. And reading via my laptop is out of the question because the glare is quite too much.
I haven't tried audio books yet. Save for the cassette tapes of fairy tales my sister unearthed at home, which we played for my nephew. I found them quite slow. Not unlike reading where you get to set your own pace. But maybe audio books nowadays are different, better. So I have yet to try recently made audio books, for me to fully formulate a proper judgement. If you know any free and safe audio book sites do let me know. :D
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